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davalav

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Colin, WOW! This is so epic!

I am a little curious on road laws regarding twin engine cars? Do they need a special form of MOT or as long as its taxed and MOT'd, its usable on the road?
 

claymore

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Colin, WOW! This is so epic!

I am a little curious on road laws regarding twin engine cars? Do they need a special form of MOT or as long as its taxed and MOT'd, its usable on the road?
MOT isn't an issue, emissions just taken on one engine, but it will probably just be a trailer queen now :).

Very nice Colin, but, I worry that you are exposed to fumes from the rear engine, are you going to put up some sort of barrier between you and the rear engine?
I hope this alleviates your fears mate :)







 

jarrus

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you mad old bugger, lol
but why make it a trailer queen? I mean you might say its unusable on the road but you could still drive to events at normal speeds though.... well... sort of...
 

claymore

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you mad old bugger, lol
but why make it a trailer queen? I mean you might say its unusable on the road but you could still drive to events at normal speeds though.... well... sort of...
The car will need a BIVA test at I think £600 assuming it passed, there are a lot of hoops to jump through, the biggest will be that the car has to have all e marked glass, and as I've got poly carbonate for the rear sides and rear hatch, that's a no no.
 

claymore

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Too be honest with you, it makes more sense to trailer, it means I don't need to pay for tax and can just get track day insurance instead of a full years insurance for the few days a year it will be used.
 

jarrus

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true, but it means you're very limited to where you can take it, I mean you couldn't just go for a drive on a weekend at the drop of a hat, you'd have to plan your trips to track days or to drag strips, personally I don't like the idea of that, but hey ho, I guess in your case it does make more sence
 

claymore

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true, but it means you're very limited to where you can take it, I mean you couldn't just go for a drive on a weekend at the drop of a hat, you'd have to plan your trips to track days or to drag strips, personally I don't like the idea of that, but hey ho, I guess in your case it does make more sence
I still have the T-5R for a bit of A road fun

 

T9 man

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Ruddy wonderful stuff Colin, NASA might be following this thread now so watch out for any infringements on your designs :)
 

obi_waynne

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It's a project that captures the imagination! Your hard work has really paid off. There are many who dream but few who get up and chase the dream.
 

old-git

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Good job. Make sure that you keep the edges where the ducts
meet the bonnet as sharp as possible as this is what creates the vortexes.
 

T9 man

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My dad had one Rad back in the day, it was the family runabout. All black and I think it was a 1300cc with white rubber bumper capping. Not a bad little thing if memory serves me correctly.
 

TCJBOLDIE

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My dad had one Rad back in the day, it was the family runabout. All black and I think it was a 1300cc with white rubber bumper capping. Not a bad little thing if memory serves me correctly.
Nothing wrong with your memory|B as they were 1300cc and had a transverse leaf sprung rear suspension that could be dangerous when pushed hard into corners as the inside rear wheel tended to tuck into what could be an alarming positive camber angle that would have rapidly increased the heart rate of any driver who dared to test the handling and grip limits IIRC

They also morphed into the Spitfire sports car with the same motor and then came out with a 2000cc 6 cylinder which I think called a GT6.

The rear suspension was fitted with a single leaf spring that went under the diff to reduce the rear wheels tucking in. Don't know if it was a factory or aftermarket fix.
 
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